The Yonex BG66 Ultimax badminton string is a powerful yet controlled string that can produce very high-quality shots when played with. In this Yonex BG66 Ultimax badminton string review, I will go through some of my experiences with the string.
When you buy a high-end badminton racket, they almost never come with strings. Doing some searches will eventually land you at the strings you want which, by the way, you can learn to do here: How To Choose Badminton Strings and Tension.
It’s likely that you have landed on this page after finding out a little about the Yonex BG66 Ultimax. If you’re looking for more information on the Yonex BG66 Ultimax then this place is the right place for you.
Let’s get right into my Yonex BG66 Ultimax string review.
Overall Rating: 8.0/10
Recommended for: Advanced and Professionals
Average Price: $10
Where to Buy: Amazon.com
The power of the BG66 Ultimax is very solid. Overhead shots feel very strong and have a nice hitting sound as well. Drives are easy as well.
I have produced some of my most powerful smashes using the BG66 Ultimax. It well surpasses other popular strings such as the Yonex BG65.
When compared to another power string such as the Yonex BG80, I would still give a slight edge to the Yonex BG66 Ultimax.
Preference does play a role here as I do have friends who like the BG80 more. However, for me, the thin feeling of the string gives it a crisp sharpness that isn’t found anywhere else.
The BG66 Ultimax deserves a rating of 9/10. This can be attributed to its hitting sound and repulsion power. Yonex personally gave this string ratings of 10, the highest rating, in both categories. It also has decent shock absorption at a rating of 8 which helps with the power of this string.
When combined with a powerful head heavy racket, your smashes will definitely be very deadly.
But when you combine this string with any racket, it can still wreak havoc. Usually, when anything has extremely good stats for power, it loses control but in this case, the control is top-notch as well.
Although the string is labeled as a string with good repulsion power, Yonex still gives it a rating of 10 for control. And this isn’t overrated.
Playing with this string, especially with a high tension (29lbs for me), is brilliant. Not only do I have the power in my attacks, the control is extremely good as well.
Shots I make are more accurate than other strings, especially around the net. Around the net is arguably where you need the most control.
You have to make sure that your net shots are not too high so that the opponent can kill it or too low that it doesn’t even go over the net. This string combined with a high tension makes net play so much easier.
This is why only advanced and professional players can use this string to its full potential, you need to have good technique so that you can take advantage of its control and power both at the same time.
Durability, The Weakness Of This String
The only problem with this string is its durability. Another reason you should be advanced or professional to use it.
If you have bad technique, this string will punish that because it breaks easily from mishits. Having too many mishits can lead to more replacements which means restringing can get costly.
My rating for durability is a 5/10 while Yonex rates it at a 6. I’ve personally strung two rackets with this string and both of them broke within two weeks.
One of them broke from a mishit on the edge and the other broke around the middle. I’ve restrung my Duora Z Strike with the same string only for it to break again the next month later around the middle as well.
The point here is that even if you don’t mishit, the string still breaks easily. Having such a thin gauge of 0.65mm offers great control but poor durability. Even if you’re a very good badminton player, sometimes it’s not worth to replace a string every few weeks.
Conclusion – A Great Badminton String Overall
A quick recap of the Yonex BG66 Ultimax strings, it has absolutely great power and control but it severely lacks in durability.
At a price about $10, the string is really cheap. Although it might fluctuate, perhaps these strings are worth it for the quality of shots it can produce.
This string is great for professionals and advanced players because for the great qualities it has, good technique is needed to bring the string to its maximum potential as well as preserve some durability.
Now that we reached the end of the article, I hoped you enjoyed this Yonex BG66 Ultimax badminton string review.
If you have any questions or comments, please leave them down below and as always, good luck in your games and have a great day!